NDCS Team Member Spotlight: Sarah Bird

NDCS Team Member Spotlight: Sarah Bird

When Sarah Bird was looking to move back to Nebraska in 2001, the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook offered her the opportunity she was looking for to move back to the state and community she loves. Initially, Bird hired on as a corporal, but moved over to probation and then juvenile probation for a while before returning to WEC in 2014 as a caseworker. She was promoted to unit case manager later that year. 

Bird enjoys working as a case manager. “I appreciate being able to balance my family and career here,” said Bird. “The benefits, paid sick and vacation leave are a huge thing to me.”

She has found working with the men incarcerated at WEC to be rewarding and her attitude shows. “You can’t go long before you see a true success story,” Bird said. “You have to believe that change can happen.”

Bird has served as a Pressure Point Control Tactic (PPCT) instructor at WEC. She currently teaches Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) and manages placement of individuals into the MRT classes.  "Ms. Bird is a valued member of the WEC Unit/Progam team," said Unit Manager Williamson.